Tales from the rural patrol

(Editor’s note: Factual information for ‘Tales’ is provided by the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office. All persons listed are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Charges can be amended or dismissed.)

*Publisher’s Note: For decades, Illinois Valley News has published our unique version of the log entries from Josephine County Sheriff’s Office. Tales from the Rural Patrol kept the community informed and doled out public floggings via satire. Technology has changed the process. Log entries with the new JCSO reporting system are now limited to citations and arrests.
The I.V. News has spoken to Sheriff Daniel and he is working to get the information we have become accustomed to. Stay tuned! ~djm

Sunday, Nov. 5
*No cites or arrests.
Monday, Nov. 6
*No cites or arrests.

Tuesday, Nov. 7
*At 6:14 p.m. a woman tried to break into vehicles parked near the 100 block of Deer Creek Road. Shannon Leeann Petersen was charged with second-degree criminal trespass and detained at Josephine County Jail (JCJ).

Wednesday, Nov. 8
*Foragers were cited for collecting forest products without a permit near Caves Hwy. at 12:39 p.m.
*A man was apprehended in the 4100 block of Holland Loop at 1:37 p.m. He was cited for driving while suspended violation (DWS/V) and warned for improper display. He was also cited to appear at Curry County Circuit Court Dec. 11 for a warrant.
*A motorist was cited for DWS/V near the 10000 block of Caves Hwy. at 2:38 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 9
*Squatters inside a home near the 5600 block of West Side Road were arrested at 2:15 p.m. Julie Love and Joe Thompson were charged with first-degree trespass and third-degree criminal mischief after they admitted they moved into a vacant home. They were released and cited to appear Dec.7 at Josephine County Circuit Court (JCCC).

Friday, Nov. 10
*A driver was warned for speeding and cited for DWS/V near N. Old Stage Road and Madrona Drive at 5:52 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 11
*At 9:48 a.m. a dog suffered a torn ear and holes in the head after it was attacked by three husky-mix canines that mauled the dog through a fence in the 600 block of Forest Creek Road. The owner of Roxy, Deja, and Dumb Dumb was cited to appear at JCCC Dec. 12 for canine as a public nuisance (potentially dangerous dog). Citations were issued for Jan. 16, 2024, for three counts of canine licensing. A fourth charge of canine licensing was added for a chihuahua named Sissy who was not involved in the fracas.